Supporting student participation in competitions through funding and mentoring is a key Weidman Center strategy for developing leadership skills in you and your fellow engineering students. Competitions provide opportunities for you to apply the principles you learn in classrooms to solve realistic problems, lead under pressure, and be mentored by faculty advisors and others. Below are some of the competitions your peers have participated in.
Toggle ItemStudent Innovator of the Year CompetitionSIOY: The BYU College of Engineering and Rollins Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology host an annual competition for students to prototype and present their ideas, with the chance to win up to $50,000 in prize money.
Toggle ItemClub-associated CompetitionsCompetitions According to Major:
AIChE ChemE Car: American Institute of Chemical Engineers
AIChE Jeopardy Competition: American Institute of Chemical Engineers
AIChE Regional Student Research Paper Competition: Society of Biological Engineers
AIChE Student Paper Competition: American Institute of Chemical Engineers
AIChE Student Poster Competition: American Institute of Chemical Engineers
AIChE Engineering for Good Competition: American Institute of Chemical Engineers
ExxonMobil Business Case Competition: Engineers in Business
Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research: Society of Biological Engineers
Civil & Environmental Engineering
National & Regional Student Steel Bridge Competition: BYU AISC Student Steel Bridge Team
AREMA Annual Conference Quiz Bowl: American Railway Engineering & Maintenance-of-Way Association
ITE Traffic Bowl: Institute of Transportation Engineers
Intermountain Southwest Symposium: American Society of Civil Engineers
Construction & Facilities Management
Construction Management Challenge: Construction Management Student Association
National Association of Home Builders National Real Estate Competition: Construction Management Student Association
Associated Schools of Construction Region 6 Competition: Construction Management Student Association
Solar Decathlon: Construction Management Student Association
CyberForce Competition: Cybersecurity Club
National Information Assurance Training and Education Center's Competition: Cybersecurity Club
Rocky Mountain Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition: Cybersecurity Club
Rocky Mountain CyberSpace Symposium: Cybersecurity Club
Electrical & Computer Engineering
FemtoSat Competition: BYU Spacecraft
SAMPE Student Bridge Competition: Society for Advancement of Materials & Process Engineering
Design/Build/Fly Competition: AIAA Student Association
BYU Student Advanced Launch Competition: BYU Rocketry
BYU Student Launch Competition: BYU Rocketry
DOE Collegiate Wind Competition: AIAA Student Association
SAE Baja Competition: BYU SAE Student Association
SDL Payload Challenge: BYU Rocketry
Shell Eco-Marathon Americas Competition: BYU SAE Student Association- BYU Supermileage Club
Spaceport America Cup: BYU Rocketry
Technology & Engineering Studies
Technology and Engineering Education Collegiate Association Competition Series: Technology and Engineering Education Collegiate Association
BYU Foot Design Competition: 2ft Prosthetics
ACM-CHI Student Design Competition and Student Game Competition: User Experience Design
University Rover Challenge: MARS Rover Club
James Dyson Award: BYU Design Club
Toggle ItemUniversity CompetitionsApps Competition: The App Competition, hosted by BYU's Rollins Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology offers student teams the opportunity to develop an app and compete for up to $15,000 in prize money.
Big Idea Pitch: The Big Idea Pitch is a competition where students present their ideas, receive mentoring and feedback, and win up to $10,000 to use for their validation needs.
Toggle ItemExternal CompetitionsAUVSI SUAS: A competition that requires student teams to design, integrate, report on, and demonstrate a UAS capable of autonomous flight and navigation, remote sensing via onboard payload sensors, and execution of a specific set of tasks.
Bench to Bedside: A medical device design competition hosted by the University of Utah. Students for diverse teams to innovated, consult with medical and industry professionals, protect their intellectual property, and present their efforts at the end of the academic year. Resources such as workshops, free patent writing, funding and 3D printers are available.
DBIA Student Competition: The National Design-Build Student Competition provides students with the opportunity to create a project with a team, present their design to industry professionals, and earn national recognition.
Hatch Pitch: A pitch competition where students have four minutes to present their startup to judges for a chance to win $1,000,000.
Rice Business Plan Competition: A competition for graduate students to design a business plan in three-days, present it to the judging panel, and compete to win $10,000 in prize money.
SCG Bangkok Business Challenge: A global competition for start-ups, to compete for H.M. The King of Thailand’s Trophy, as well as cash prizes of over $60,000.
University Rover Challenge: A competition for students to design and build the next generation of Mars Rover. Students can win cash prizes, a trip to present at the annual International Mars Society Convention. Electrical, computer, manufacturing, mechanical and computer engineering students often participate. Visit BYU's Rover Team website to learn more about BYU's participation in the challenge.
Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research: Undergraduate students from all disciplines present their work in a scholarly setting.